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Poster: potcat Date: Jan 19, 2006 9:21am
Forum: etree Subject: Editing GD MP3's

I loved the Grateful Dead 30 years ago mostly from studio albums (although Europe 72 was probably my favorite). Then I made changes in my life and really stopped paying attention to music for a while and so on and so forth. Last summer I saw the movie Grateful Dawg on IFC. I was looking at Grisman's web site and clicked on a referral to archive.org. I downloaded a Dead concert and fell in love with them all over again. I had the sense that this might not last so I downloaded concerts a little faster than I could absorb them.

I suppose like many I am disappointed the soundboards are no longer available here but am appreciative that they were for a while. I would like to thank the Grateful Dead, those at Archive.org, those who uploaded concerts, and those who took the time and effort to write the reviews that were a wonderful help in choosing what to download.

Finally to my question. I chose to download in the vbr mp3 format. Some of the concerts have a minute or two of dead space, tuning etc. at the end of some of the songs. I would like to edit this space out. The editors I have found first convert the files to wav. This leaves me with the choice of saving them as mp3 which further reduces quality or saving them as wav for which I don't have hard drive space. Does anyone know of a way to simply edit the space off of the mp3 files? Thank you.

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Poster: Silverbear Date: Jan 19, 2006 11:40am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Editing GD MP3's

There are a dozen or so decent programs for editing mp3 files.

Go to www.downloads.com and do a search for "edit mp3". A lot of these pgms are free, and the program "MP3 Sound Cutter 1.4" sounds tailor made for your needs.

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Poster: rugbyman Date: Jan 19, 2006 9:49pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Editing GD MP3's

I am not as technicaly advanced as most on this site, but Nero (CD burning Software) will allow you to complete this. Add track to your audio file base (tracks that you are to burn) / highlight the file/ click on properties / click on index limit splits / then set your splits. It is slight bit time consuming, but it does allow you to create a recrding of a show or a variety of shows on a single CD w/ out the 5 minute pre or post song banter and tuning.
I hope this helps, and was the correct answer you were looking for.
Cheers

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Poster: Purple Gel Date: Jan 19, 2006 11:45pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Editing GD MP3's

The software I use is Cakewalk Pyro, it is very user friendly and quick for editing out silent spaces, unwanted tuning and crowd, and for re-editing song breaks if you wish

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Poster: yellowbear Date: Jan 20, 2006 8:21am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Editing GD MP3's

I also downloaded about 250 gigs worth of vbr's.... My computer has nero 6. something.... In this program you do not need to manually convert the mp3 to a wave file ... there is an option to make an audio cd from an mp3..... also there is a great tool on there called the cross fade option.... Once you get all the songs listed on the cdr you want to burn all you do is highlight all of them and select crossfade.... It took me a while to find the perfect amount to fade so your ears won't here the transition and it is 10 frames .... there is an option for frames or seconds on the fade 10 frames is about .3 seconds, I know people do not like to trade mp3's but with this option and a little time to spend mixing EQ's I have gotten some great sounding stuff. Feel free to e mail me with any questions or even set up some trades.....
kmorley308@adelphia.net

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Poster: Tyler Date: Jan 19, 2006 11:01am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Editing GD MP3's

there are some 'mp3 editors' out there .. i'm sorry I can't give you a name, but I didn't even think there were any out there before someone sent me a link to one .. i think foobar ? sorry i can't be more helpful, but you're on the right trail! someone will know .

and great to hear your revival in the love for the live music after all these years.. music really is timeless..

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Poster: Brad Leblanc Date: Jan 20, 2006 2:21am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Editing GD MP3's

I would recommend downloading the lossless files instead if you are going to go through the trouble of editing them. Additionally, you may find the lossless files down't have this issue and it saves you some work.

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Poster: Diana Hamilton Date: Jan 19, 2006 8:55pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: GD not heavy metal

For any confused readers of the thread- the Grateful Dead wouldn't really count as heavy metal." ;)

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Poster: DEADBUCK Date: Jan 19, 2006 9:35pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: GD not heavy metal

not to mention ...but yet another example of the fan base being expanded by the LMA...Hopefully the Dead will realize the legions (of fans) this site of criminals has brought them. some are Donkeys.